Grandparents Charged In Baby’s Suffocation

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) – Cook County prosecutors have filed felony charges against the grandparents of 5-month- old Rolling Meadows boy found dead Tuesday, apparently of suffocation.

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Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, says 48-year-old Eujenia Trejo and 46-year-old Jose Trejo are charged with one count apiece of endangering the life of a child. He says their bond was set Friday at $30,000 apiece.

Prosecutors tell the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that infant Raymond Trejo had been home alone for at least an hour Tuesday morning before he was found in a pile of clothing next to a bed. They say his 17-year-old mother and her 11- year-old brother had left for school, and the grandparents were not home either.

Conklin did not say if the grandparents had an attorney.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Fed up

    Give us a break with the file photos. You show a file photo of a fire, police tape, a cradle. Give it up. If you don’t have a photo on the case in point spare us the insult.

  • Celine

    @ FED UP-If you REALLY would like to see a photo of a dead baby—you should seek psychiatric treatment. The only insult here, is the sad, sad fact that you are consuming precious oxygen that another HUMAN BEING could use. UGH!

    • Jordan

      @Celine You’re completely missing the point of Fed up’s comment. S/he is merely saying if you have no photo to accompany the article, don’t use a stock photo. I see no mention of “I want to see a dead baby!” Heck, you’re the problem here if your first thought is a photo of a dead baby. I would have assumed some mugshots of said grandparents would have been more sufficient.

      How about you step away from the computer, Celine, and take a breather.

  • Rickey

    If these evil fools is found guilty, then it is death penalty time for them as well. Stop wasting tax payers money on evil fools doing foolishness.

  • kim

    i think a bigger concern for me as i read this is that there was bond offered let alone bail in the amount of only $30,000 apiece

  • Nancy J

    The story really needs no visual. Reading the information, one can imagine a baby left alone in a pile of clothes, dying. It is very sad. But, the picture was just symbolic of the content and not at all offensive. I think “Fed Up” does not understand what it means to design and run a web site. The picture of the cradle was just an illustration of the article to come, that’s all.

  • g

    Maybe there was an accident?

  • Cathryn M. Chrusciel-Bieneman

    why are the grandparents being held responsible and not the mother?

  • Karen Sala

    did the mother leave him home knowing that no one was home? iF SHE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE A BABY SHE SHOULD BE OLD ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF HIM Why are the grandparents responsable?

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